Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England


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Bottle: Pasteurised;
Originally labelled as Ginger Tom. Label was changed to read Old Tom With Ginger circa 2011.
Ginger Tom is a lively breed indeed, a subtle snap of ginger creates lovely purring warmth for those cold winter nights, or a refreshing summer beverage when served over ice.
Specially brewed using an infusion of Chinese bruised ginger root and botanical extracts, this warming speciality ale has a pronounced ginger and spiced herb palate complemented by a sweet roasted malt dryness and wonderful ginger after burn.
Ginger Tom is a richly flavoured dark oak coloured ale with distinctive aromas of peppery spice and sweet ginger.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1599) - - SEP 28, 2012
Dark dep amber brown with a frothy, lasting tan head. Smells of strong liquorish, ginger, malt, roasted malt, spice and ginger. Medium to light oily body and light carbonation. Tastes like soda but with strong liquorish. elements, Roasted malt with strong dry ginger and a bitter rather metalic finish. The Old Tom is good but the ginger here makes it worse. An interesting novelty though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Isimunov (2) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
El dulzor se comió la cerveza. Alcohol muy disociado de la mezcla. Tiene mejor pinta de lo que realmente es. Aceptable. No la volvería a comprar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3027) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 150514. Dark and black with a mountain of thick tan foam. Strong citrus hop aroma with a mouth warming hop flavour tat carries hints of vanilla and liquorice in the background. You can taste the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
who wants to eat a loser? .. . pours out dark cola .. mild foam head, spots of lacing .. . burnt jam, leather, and ginger snaps .. . rounded and buster brown .. . .

Would you like to go out for nice steak dinner?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrjohnnybones (4) - - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
I really wanted to like this, and I don’t hate it, so that is good. I feel it could be a bit more bold on the flavor front and have a bit more body. I like the amount of ginger it delivers, but it needs to be better balanced.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
OwainTurner (296) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
First of all, I am a big fan of Old Tom ale. Bottle from Waitrose, I was intrigued to see this. On reading the label (it is a blend of Old Tom and Feynman’s Ginger beer) my expectations we low. On pouring the carbonation of the ginger beer was obvious (soda hiss), head dies quick. Aroma is of a sticky blend of sugared ginger and fruit with beer (not nice). Mouth feel is soft soda carbonation and slight sugar syrup stickiness. Taste is of ginger beer, overpowering, surprising given the strong taste of Old Tom. This is not a good beer, a novelty that should be avoided.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (584) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma is mostly pepper and ginger... Not much hopiness or maltiness here. Taste is similar to aroma with a large presence from the pepper and ginger . Some light sweet malt flavors here. The ginger definitely dominates any other taste. Appearance is a dark amber witha thin pearl head that retains poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je velmi chutné, zázvorové s jemným nádechem kávy. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, středně vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě rubínová. Chuť je velmi výrazně zázvorová, vcelku přebijí ostatní chutě ale není to dle mého naškodu, finiš je příjemně, kávově hořký a držící, po chvilce nastupuje palčivý zázvorový ocas. V ústech pivo působí plně a má střední říz. Celkově se jedná o velmi chutné ochucené pivo, s velmi výraznými zázvorovými komponenty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (369) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Tallinn, dark brown colour with a tint of red, small fizzy fully vanishing off-white head, no lacing. Aroma of ginger, toast, pepper and herbs. Taste is quite sweet with a hint of bitterness in the end and something of a burn from the ginger. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Perhaps not the best acquisition as I’m not a huge fan of ginger, probably woud’ve enjoyed it more if it was less sweet. Drinkable with no off-tastes however and nowhere near a drainpour. Probably even tasty for a friend of ginger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
As Marks & Spencer’s Ginger Beer. Poured cola brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet ginger, high carbonation. Medium body, flavour of the ginger, caramel malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig süß, Ginger. Geschmack sehr süß nach Ginger, fruchtig, nicht so toll!

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